shortning lamp cords

Old 02-07-04, 02:37 PM
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shortning lamp cords

how do i go about making the cords on lamps shorter? I use several candle stick type lamps on my kitchen counters and the bunched up cords are not attractive. Thank-you, Anne
Old 02-07-04, 02:58 PM
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I understand exactly.
HomeDepot/Lowes stock replacement plugs.
Cut the cord to length, and install the new plug.
You may be better off if you get the plugs in the retail packs, they come with instructions. Make sure you have wire strippers, utility knife, and screwdrivers. Leave the cord a little longer than needed, if the plug or thumb switch ever need to be changed.
The ribbed wire is the same as white, which goes on the silver screw (nuetral conductor) on a polorized plug (one blade wider than the other)

Hope this helps.
Old 02-07-04, 04:50 PM
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Thanks, Green Jacket. I'm off to Lowe's tomorrow and my kitchen will now be a bit neater because of you. Thanks again.

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